Magnolia Arts Sheet music

Music for solo classical guitar


The following pieces were arranged or composed by Tim Brace. The scores on this page that are not marked "FREE" can be downloaded but are incomplete. To receive a complete and printable version, send me a check or money order (US$) - or click on "Add to Cart" and use PayPal to purchase the piece. I will receive an email from PayPal and will email you the score(s) as soon as possible (usually within 24-48 hours). If you pay by check or money order, send it to Magnolia Arts, 2517 Weeping Beech Lane, Pflugerville, TX 78660. Be sure to tell me which piece(s) you are purchasing.

Tim Brace retains all rights of publication and all relevant copyrights. It is a violation of these rights to distribute copies of any of these pieces. For any piece that you purchase, you may make an appropriate number of copies for your own use only. These files usually look better printed out than they do on your monitor.

Some pieces have links to downloadable audio files. Some are from the recordings By My Side, Music for Solo Guitar, or Songs of Healing (all available from this site); others are midi files. The midi files are offered to give you an idea of the arrangement; keep in mind that they are products of a computer, not of a performer.

Please bookmark this page and revisit this site regularly. New pieces are being added as they are written or arranged. Most recent additions:   "Prelude No. 8" (11/2018) and "Song Without Words No. 4" (1/2019)

Great News! Now the tracks from the cd Music for Solo Guitar are available from the iTunes music store in mp3 format; if you have iTunes, just click here. (new window)

Tim Brace's email address: brace "at" (replace "at" with @)

Secular Pieces Notes
Shenandoah A sensitive setting of the American folk song. $3.00 US (.mp3 excerpt -- new window)
Early Studies 1-10 Good introduction to modern expanded tonality for 1st or 2nd year students. $5.00 US
Be honest now, are you training your students to understand 20-21st century tonalities? (YouTube score of Study #8, recording by author)
Chaconne by Ennemond Gaultier FREE Charming 17th c. French lute piece in style brise
Preludes No.1-5 Five intermediate level preludes. The first two are character pieces; the last three are meditations. $5.00 US. Excerpts are available at cdbaby -- (new window) (YouTube score, recording by Matt Hinsley)
Prelude No.8 FREE An intermediate level prelude, romantic in feel. NEW! Uploaded November 2018
Rondeau by Logy
Nice piece by well-known 17th century lutenist (.mid)
Fantasia  by Fuenllana FREE In the Netherlands style by the 16th century Spanish vihuelist (.mid)(YouTube performance from Jay Shepherd)
Allemande  by deVisee FREE Theorbo piece by a leading French composer.
Rhapsody for a Dancer
Free-wheeling, programmatic, expressive piece. Intermediate/advanced. $3.00 US (.mp3 excerpt -- new window)
Courante by duBut le Pere  FREE An elegant courante from 17th century France. Intermediate
Song Without Words No. 1 Wistful piece, written as a farewell to a friend. Intermediate. $3.00 US (.mp3 excerpt -- new window)
Song Without Words No. 2 A love song for solo guitar. Subtle, lilting South American feel. Intermediate. $3.00 US (.mp3 excerpt -- new window) (YouTube score, recording by Matt Hinsley)
Song Without Words No. 3 (Prayer)   An original piece of moderate difficulty. Gentle, expressive. $3.00 US (.mp3 excerpt -- new window)
Song Without Words No. 4 NEW! Uploaded November 2018. Original piece, moderate difficulty. Started out as a lullaby for my granddaughter Catie, but morphed into something a little different. $3.00 US
Sonata Allegro FREE
A piece in sonata allegro form in the style of Giuliani. Great fun! (.mid)
Wayfaring Stranger
An old folksong.  $3.00 US (.mp3 excerpt -- new window)
A solo version of an award-winning guitar quartet piece. Intermediate to advanced.  $3.00 US
Tune for Conor
A lyrical piece with a slight jazz sensibility. Intermediate. $3.00 US (YouTube video -- new window)
Recit du Pecheur (added 5/05) FREE
transcription of de Falla piece from El Amor Brujo
A Small Amusement (added 7/05) FREE
The first piece I ever wrote for guitar solo; it's a bit of work for 45 seconds of music, but then you could always play through it twice!  (YouTube video -- new window)
Lute Transcriptions I
A set of 5 Baroque lute pieces transcribed for guitar. Weiss, Tauseana, Lauffensteiner. Intermediate. $3.00 US
Five Small Pieces for Guitar (added 2/06) FREE
A set of expressionistic pieces I wrote while very much under the influence of the Second Viennese School of Schoenberg, Berg, and Webern. Each piece is a minute or so in duration. Here's an mp3 (unmastered) of the first piece.
Nocturne (Love's Wisdom)
A love song. Allusions to and influences from Cuban folksongs, S.L.Weiss, and Impressionism. Intermediate. $3.00 US.
Romance No. 1
This started out as an improvisation; it still has a very free, romantic, rhapsodic sense to it. Intermediate. $3.00 US.
a printable copy of every piece on this page -- secular, sacred, the works! A $67 value for only $25. I will email them all to you.



Sacred Pieces


Hymns Book One
$5.00 US
Includes Be Thou My Vision
We Gather Together (.mp3 excerpt -- new window)
Balm in Gilead (.mp3 excerpt -- new window)
I Love to Tell the Story (YouTube video -- new window)
Hymns Book Two
$5.00 US
Includes Fairest Lord Jesus(YouTube video -- new window)
Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus (.mp3 excerpt -- new window)
Beach Spring(YouTube video -- new window)
Love Divine, All Loves Excelling (.mp3 excerpt -- new window)
He Leadeth Me
$3.00 US
I like this one a lot (.mp3 excerpt -- new window) Added 9/03.
What Child Is This $3.00 US
Traditional English piece(YouTube video -- new window)
Advent Hymns $5.00 US
Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus + What Child is This
This Is My Father's World  FREE
Traditional hymn; this is a good free introduction to the way I set hymns.
Jesus Loves Me FREE
Traditional hymn
Amazing Grace FREE
Traditional hymn

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Last updated 01/2019

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